Here's an example. I made a Tinderbox file to organize my ongoing search for freelance work. I do this in stages: I search for postings and leads, drop them into Tinderbox, and then after a round of that I go back into Tinderbox to work on the promising ones. I want to drag URLs into a Tinderbox window, quickly assign a bunch of attributes like how interesting they are and what my next action should be for each, and then I want to move on to the next lead. I can't do all that easily with prototypes because I'd need a multitude of them: "should apply, really hot", "should apply, mildly interesting", "contact for information, really hot" and so on.
Instead, I put a bunch of adornments onto my drop-box Map View, and each assigns a couple of attributes-- some metadata and a visual attribute to accompany it. Here's a picture of the setup, arranged in their own window. I can drag notes to that window so that it functions like a custom OS X palette.
In this window, I'll take a new lead and drag it onto the first column to assign a step in the process, basically a "next action". That assigns it a "to-do" attribute and a border color so that I can quickly, in Map View, see all my next steps. Then I'll drag it over to the second column to assign how interesting it is; that turns the main face of the Map View note into a gradient, with the second color correspondingly bright. I can then quickly look at my Map View to see where my most interesting leads are. Here's a piece of the map view, where you can see the border colors and gradients assigned above.
This has unlocked the Map View for me because it finally lets me use the visual attributes easily without a lot of time assigning and typing.